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I have a laptop with WiFi and a PC with Ethernet.

On my laptop I connect to the Internet with a broadband connection on a Wi-Fi network (Wi-Fi does not have Internet Access directly).

Can I share this Wi-Fi network from my Laptop with Ethernet cable to connect PC to Internet with Broadband connection on PC?

Both have Windows 7.

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A better title may be "How can I make my PC become a hotspot. – Griffin Mar 9 '13 at 15:07
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Yes, you can indeed.

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. In search, type in "Network Connections"
  3. Find one that says "View network connections" under Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Enter it, and right click on the internet you would like to share and hit "Properties".
  5. Go on the Sharing tab, and check "Allow other network users to connect through this Computer's internet connection"
  6. Click Ok
  7. Plug the ethernet cable into both of the computers and on the one you'd like to connect, it should automatically connect.

But it won't work if you have your wireless connection with a static IP.

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Thanks dude this damn thing was on the tip of my tongue and aggravating the daylights out of me. – Griffin Mar 9 '13 at 14:38
Did it work? If so, tick the tick under the arrow by my post, then you can show others what worked for you. – Lewes Mar 9 '13 at 14:41

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